Taste of Mind
Just like the rest of us, Dimitri was born naked. There is nothing special about a baby being naked and most of us can remember feeling free that way. A baby’s nakedness is nothing but a symbol of what he experiences, his openness of heart and mind. What makes Dimitri special is his ability to remain “naked”, despite the pressure of society to conform and “fit in”. In his art, nudity is a metaphor for the freedom which shines through his entire self. According to him, being naked connects him to the elements of nature and gives him energy. Is that why his enthusiasm for life and contagious “joie de vivre” touches all those around him? Indeed, his overflow of bubbling creativity comes from his allowing to be himself and trust life entirely. And harnessing this innate quality of believing in ones potential helps him create the life he wants. I am fascinated by Dimitri’s ability to expose himself as a child would : hair in winds of expansion, ever-so-ready to receive and surf on those waves of inspiration he draws from nature and the world. In his letting go and being so “naked”, he mirrors the immensity of possibilities. By expressing himself, Dimitri inspires us to do the same according to our unique potential and talents. And it almost seems like a responsibility each of us has towards ourselves : to discover what it is that makes us shine and live in a way that honors what we’ve found. Is that where the freedom of that baby we once were still resides ?